Father-of-two Ger Curtin, who died after an alleged attack in Limerick city, was remembered at the funeral as a “lovable villain”.

Ger Curtin (42) died as a result of injuries following a suspected attack at a house in Garryowen, Limerick, last Saturday

Ger Curtin (42), of Railway House, Spit Land, Old Cork Road, Limerick, died from his injuries after he was allegedly attacked at a house in Garryowen, Limerick, just before 5am last Saturday.

Joe Cahill (44), Sarsfield Avenue, Garryowen, is on trial accused of intentionally or negligently causing serious injury to Mr Curtin in the early hours of November 4.

Mr Curtin, who knew gardai and had convictions for burglary and theft, died “far too soon”, Father Frank O’Connor told mourners attending the funeral mass at St John’s Cathedral in Limerick city.

Funeral of Ger Curtin

Mr Curtin’s family are in “great shock and sadness” and are trying to deal with the “tragedy and suddenness” of his death, Father O’Connor said.

A woman reading a eulogy on behalf of Mr Curtin’s family thanked the paramedics “who arrived at the scene where Ger’s life was so brutally and recklessly taken and who did their best to save him”.

The woman also thanked a Garda family liaison officer appointed to support Mr Curtin’s family following his death “for their support and kindness at such a difficult time”.

“Ger was one of 15 very united and loyal siblings. As a child, he was known for his good looks, cheeky smile, and really adorable rouge. That’s probably why Lyndsey (his partner) could never stay mad at him for long.”

“He was loved by many, he was crazy as a brush but with a heart of gold.”

“He was known for his immaculately clean appearance, and he couldn’t get very far without applying baby lotion to his face or cleaning his Reebok sneakers with a toothbrush.”

Ger Curtin

“Ger was a really generous person, the guy who would take the socks off his feet and give them to you – one of his brothers used to say (to Ger), ‘That’s a nice sweater, where did you get that?’” and his response was, “Here, do you want it?” while trying to get it off his back.”

“He was a mama’s boy and Helen (his mother) saw nothing wrong with him. He was always ‘her Ger’.”

“Nothing Ger did ever upset Helen, not even threatening to give him a (cigarette) or he wouldn’t give her back her false teeth,” she joked.

“No matter what he did, his dinner was always in the oven for him and the key was always on the door.”

“Ger, your life may have been taken from you far too soon, but your legacy will live on forever, you are loved, you will be missed and you will always be remembered.”

“We hope you’re settling in up there in heaven, even if you probably had to sneak out the back door… Party up there, Ger.”

On easels outside the church were several large photos of Mr. Curtin labeled “Cuz” and surrounded by blue and white flowers.

Following the mass, a sky blue coffin containing Mr Curtn’s remains, which had previously been dragged to the cathedral from Cross’s Funeral Home in the city, was taken by hearse to Mount St Lawrence (Extension) Cemetery for burial.

Gardai have made several appeals for information in relation to Mr Curtin’s death and have asked that anyone with video footage or dash cam footage make this available to Gardai inquiries at Henry Street Garda Station (061-212400). provides.

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